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Jobless claims average rises, total claims down 8,000

June 5, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 2,750 last week to a total of 274,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average decrease...


OSHA committee on temp workers to meet

June 5, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health this month in Washington, D.C. The Temporary Workers Work Group will meet June 17 and the full committee will meet June 18.NACOSH advises, consults with and m...


Translation to post fastest growth, but home health to add most jobs

June 5, 2015

Translation and interpretation services will post the largest percentage gain among industries in terms of job growth between 2014 and 2019, but home healthcare services will add the most jobs in terms of quantity, according to research released today by CareerBuilder.Home healthcare service...


People: Korn Ferry, ZRG, AlphaStaff, Beacon Hill and more

June 5, 2015

Executive search firm Korn Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) announced Michael DeSimone joined the firm as co-regional sector leader of the professional services practice in North America. He previously was vice chairman at executive search firm CTPartners (NYSE MKT: CTP).Executive search and...


Newspaper publisher invests in ‘gig economy’ online platform

June 4, 2015

Moonlighting, an on online platform to connect people with tasks through a mobile app, received a strategic investment from The McClatchy Company, publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee and other newspapers.The amount of this investment was not disclosed....


Belcan deal excludes industrial staffing business

June 4, 2015

A private equity firm is acquiring family owned Belcan Corp., including its engineering and clinical/scientific staffing operations. However, BelFlex Staffing Network, the Cincinnati-based company’s light industrial staffing subsidiary, is not included in the transaction. Belcan ranked...


Private equity acquires allied healthcare staffing provider

June 4, 2015

Private equity firm Clearview Capital acquired Advanced Medical Personnel Services Inc., a provider of allied healthcare travel staffing. The deal was done in partnership with management, and CEO Jennifer Fuicelli will continue to lead management and maintain an ownership share in the company.“We...


Kelly names chief administrative officer, promotes GM

June 4, 2015

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) named Peter Quigley as chief administrative officer, in addition to his current role as senior vice president and general counsel. The company also promoted Teresa Carroll to senior VP and general manager of global talent solutions.Quigley will be responsible for...


AMN names RPO leader

June 4, 2015

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, named Darren Findley as VP of recruitment process outsourcing.Findley has 32 years of recruitment experience and most recently was managing director of RPO at Kenexa, where he managed RPO programs for a clients inc...


Staffing services improve pace, Beige Book says

June 4, 2015

Demand for staffing services generally grew at a stable or improved pace from early April to late May, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. The Beige Book, a collection of observations from the 12 federal regional banks, provides a snapshot of current economic...